Threat detection startup appoints former U.S. House chief of staff as CMO

TAMPA, Fla. – Trace Eye-D, a South Florida security technology company, has hired former U.S. House of Representatives chief of staff and seasoned lobbyist, Rob Hartwell, to serve as its chief marketing officer, the company announced on Monday.

Hartwell, a Palmetto resident, began his new expanded role at Trace Eye-D, headquartered in Manatee County, Monday. Earlier this year, Trace Eye-D initially retained Harwell to serve as Trace Eye-D’s head of governmental affairs by signing on as a client of Hartwell Capitol Consulting.

Hartwell brings over 33 years of hands-on Congressional, political and legislative experience, serving on Capitol Hill in 1978 and from 1983 through 1993, and since then has worked within the private sector in key lobbying and political leadership positions.

During Hartwell’s career on Capitol Hill he played a key role as chief of staff to Congressman Dick Schulze, (R-PA) a senior Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. He was also a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Mike Oxley (R-OH).

“Rob has played a pivotal role in the substantial growth of Trace Eye-D so far, and now as an official officer of the company, we are excited to expand on this success,” said Chris Baden, president, of Trace Eye-D. “We are on the verge of some amazing developments for Trace Eye-D’s threat detection technology, and are planning for a busy 2018.”

Trace Eye-D has positioned itself to become a major player in the security technology industry. This year, the company successfully completed field trials with federal government agencies and was named as one of the top innovative companies in the Tampa Bay area by Innovate Tampa Bay.

“This is a great opportunity to work with a family owned small business dedicated to saving lives and protecting our national security,” said Hartwell.

About Trace Eye-D

Trace Eye-D is a security and instant explosive threat detection company headquartered in Bradenton, Florida with a research facility in Sarasota. The technology developed by Trace Eye-D is designed to equip military, law enforcement agencies and other security providers with solutions for counter-terrorism operations and threat interdiction.

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Trace Eye-D leadership share success story, debut new tech at Station 2

Sara Hand introduces Chris Baden, president and CEO of Trace Eye-D

BRADENTON, Fla. – Last week, audience members at Station 2 Innovation Center in Bradenton had a front row seat to learn about the latest threat detection technologies being developed locally by Trace Eye-D, as well as, a candid presentation on the company’s journey to success.

Trace Eye-D president and CEO, Chris Baden, spoke to a crowded room on his company’s evolution from an idea on how to make the world safer, to a research and development entity, and about their recent completion of successful field trials with federal government agencies. During the presentation, Baden talked in-depth about his entrepreneurial history and how his roots in the community contributed to his company’s growth.

“Being involved with Station 2, and the community as a whole, has played a substantial role in helping our team get Trace Eye-D to where it is today. Many of the people that helped us tackle critical roadblocks early-on as a startup, came to us through Sara Hand and Station 2,” said Baden. “Events like this, which focus on building connections and sharing innovative ideas are essential for entrepreneurs and important for the community.”

From left – Chris Baden, Ray Baden and Rob Hartwell pose in front of a prototype rover

The presentation ended with a stir of excitement when Baden introduced Trace Eye-D’s prototype drone technology, which will eventually be used for explosive detection. Trace Eye-D hopes to utilize drones to complement their existing threat detection systems in the near future.

Other members of the Trace Eye-D’s team were also in attendance for the presentation, including Ray Baden, the company’s chairman, and Scott Andrews, a senior software engineer.

Rob Hartwell, president of Hartwell Capitol Consulting and Trace Eye-D’s head of governmental affairs, along with Gary Tibbetts, Special Assistant to Rep. Vern Buchanan were also in attendance.

 

 

About Trace Eye-D

Trace Eye-D is a security technology company headquartered in Bradenton, Florida with a research facility in Sarasota. The technology developed by Trace Eye-D is designed to equip military, law enforcement agencies and other security providers with solutions for counter-terrorism operations and threat interdiction.

For media related inquiries, please contact our Tampa PR firm at 813.279.8335 or news@judgepr.com.

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Florida threat detection startup named one of the top innovative companies in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. – Trace Eye-D, a South Florida security technology company, will be featured in Innovate Tampa Bay 2017, a 350-page publication focusing on 170 startup organizations that are helping to build a better Tampa Bay.

Innovate Tampa Bay is a bi-annual publication put out by GLOBAL VILLAGE.WOLRD, a company dedicated to connecting minds and building communities by showcasing the success stories of cities and business around the world. This will be the company’s first volume of Innovate Tampa Bay.

Over 5,000 copies of the publication are distributed to key people of influence in the featured organization’s networks and are available for purchase at http://globalvillage.world/innovate-tampa-bay/. The Innovate Tampa Bay 2017 edition is projected to be the most successful publication in the company’s history.

Global Village is scheduled to host a book launch party on Tuesday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Jackson’s Bistro located at 601 South Harbour Island Boulevard in Tampa. Major icons, entrepreneurs and innovators that help make the Tampa Bay region the ultimate place to live, work and play, are scheduled to attend the event.

“Our entire team at Trace Eye-D is thrilled to be featured in the inaugural Innovate Tampa Bay publication, and we hope our success story will encourage other new businesses to make the Tampa Bay area their home.” said Chris Baden, president, of Trace Eye-D. “We attribute much of our success to the support of our community and are committed to helping foster the culture of innovation in the Tampa Bay area.”

Sven Boermeester, the owner and international group publisher of Global Village, has published over 170 books around the world, including the U.S., EU, Africa, Asia and Arabia. Innovate Tampa Bay is now the third publication for the Tampa area, others include Best of Tampa and Tampa Bay do it, live it, love it.

“Tampa Bay is a region where people flock to dream, create, build and play,” said Boermeester. “I was inspired to create this book by a call to action from the Innovation Summit held in Tampa Bay. Leading stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem all expressed the need for the innovation ecosystem of Tampa Bay to be showcased and united to grow the Tampa Bay economy. This will be an event to remember.”

About Trace Eye-D

Trace Eye-D is a security and instant explosive threat detection company headquartered in Bradenton, Florida with a research facility in Sarasota. The technology developed by Trace Eye-D is designed to equip military, law enforcement agencies and other security providers with solutions for counter-terrorism operations and threat interdiction.

For media related inquiries, please contact our Tampa PR firm at 813.279.8335 or news@judgepr.com.

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Trace Eye-D takes the stage at Caribbean Security Forum

SARASOTA, Fla. – Team members from Trace Eye-D, a South Florida security technology company, gave audience members at the 2017 Caribbean Security Forum a sneak peek into the company’s latest technology developments this week.

Trace Eye-D consulting scientist and former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences, Dr. William Rees Jr., took the stage on Thursday to share his expertise on a number of topics related to the security industry. Rees also presented new information about Trace Eye-D’s instant explosive threat detection products, including videos of the technology in action.

Rob Hartwell, president of Hartwell Capitol Consulting and a conference organizer for the 2017 Caribbean Security Forum, was also in attendance for the two day event. Hartwell serves as Trace Eye-D’s chief lobbyist and head of governmental affairs. Throughout the conference he led discussions and information sessions for the company.

The 2017 Caribbean Security Forum kicked off on Thursday and will continue through Friday. The international event centers on the discussion of the development of strategies to curb global and national threats. This years’ forum featured a distinguished panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds ranging from international military coalitions to legislative thought leaders.

For more information about the 2017 Caribbean Security Forum, visit http://globalsecurityforum.net/.

About Trace Eye-D

Trace Eye-D is a security technology company headquartered in Bradenton, Florida with a research facility in Sarasota. The technology developed by Trace Eye-D is designed to equip military, law enforcement agencies and other security providers with solutions for counter-terrorism operations and threat interdiction.

For media related inquiries, please contact our Tampa PR firm at 813.279.8335 or news@judgepr.com.

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Trace Eye-D team eyes Defense and Security Equipment International

SARASOTA, Fla. –Trace Eye-D, a South Florida security technology startup, has boots on the ground at the Defense and Security Equipment International conference and exhibition in London this week.

Trace Eye-D business development partner, David Sykes, is in attendance for the five-day event, held annually from Sept. 11-15. Sykes will be on the ground browsing exhibition booths and sharing new developments about Trace Eye-D’s instant explosive threat detection products with his network of colleagues.

DSEI is the world leading event for the global defense and security sector, which brings together private sector companies, industry professionals, international military personnel and world leaders to share innovations and knowledge. Over 34,000 people are expected to attend DSEI 2017, which hosts five key sector-focused zones. This year’s zones include air, land, naval, security and joint, all showcasing the latest innovative equipment and systems.

The event kicked off on Sept. 11 with a series of strategic conferences and keynote speakers, which are followed by a main exhibition and free seminar program from Sept. 12-15.

About Trace Eye-D

Trace Eye-D is a research and development company headquartered in Bradenton, Florida with a research facility in Sarasota. The technology developed by Trace Eye-D is designed to equip military, law enforcement agencies and other security providers with solutions for counter-terrorism operations and threat interdiction.

For media related inquiries, please contact our Tampa PR firm at 813.279.8335 or news@judgepr.com.

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New patent to save lives, improve mass transit security, public events

TAMPA Fla. – Trace Eye-D, a technology research and development startup in Florida, filed a patent application revealing a new technology late last year, which is designed to detect and identify explosive compounds quickly and easily.

The new technology was developed over the course of two years at the company’s Sarasota, Florida patentfacility and is capable of chemically detecting the presence or absence of an explosive substance on a surface within seconds.

Leaders from Trace Eye-D believe the technology is a significant breakthrough in the fight against domestic terrorism because it gives law enforcement and security personnel the ability to rapidly screen areas or individuals for explosive materials, without the need for additional equipment.

“There is a major need for convenient and accurate on-site detection systems that are able to rapidly detect explosive compounds and their precursors,” said Chris Baden, CEO of Trace Eye-D. “The technology we have created is a critical step forward and when adopted can create an extra layer of security for systems already in place.”

Researchers from Trace Eye-D believe the new detection technology is ideal for use by security screeners at airports, public transit hubs, entertainment and sports venues, and any public or private venue where there may be a threat.

For more information on Trace Eye-D, visit www.trace-eye-d.com.

Trace Eye-D Launches New Website

To better communicate our identity and improve our online user experience we’ve launched a brand new website for Trace Eye-D. The new website structure has an array of new features and content that we hope our online visitors will enjoy. In addition to traditional formatting, we’ve also implemented a more mobile-friendly design.

In the coming weeks we will continue adding new pages, content and posts. For questions about our new design or comments please connect with us on our Facebook page or through our contact page.